Thursday, August 16, 2012


Since I can only write part time, my writing time is very precious to me. I guard it as a bear would its cubs. Still, I find it amazing at how many things and people in my life demand that I sacrifice this precious time for them. Often these time-thieves, much like any other thief, have no care or thought as to how precious their object of theft is to the owner. Instead their only focus is themselves.

We all have plans and often those plans go up in smoke shortly after we start working them. Maybe because I have seen so many die, I believe that we only have a small amount of time in this life and every moment is precious. It should not be wasted, but enjoyed. Be that enjoyment pursuing our goals or holding a beautiful woman in my arms, or spending it with family and friends in moments of mutual enjoyment, or helping those same people. And yes, sometimes the theft of time is critical to the fulfillment of the moment in our lives. Still . . ..

I want to ask you, my readers, what time-thieves do you have and how do you deal with them?

Here are a few of mine:
1. Internet
2. Television
3. Unplanned events
4. When I was in school: Unimportant or made up busy work/homework assignments.

What about you? What are yours?

Thank you for reading and please visit and Fiction is the world where the philosopher is the most free in our society to explore the human condition as he chooses.

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